When the Pelican Laughed: Novel
The story of Alice Nannup, born in 1911 to an Aboriginal mother and European father. At the age of 12 she was taken south to be trained in domestic service. The book traces her life from 1911-91, and is the first published study focussing on Western Australian Aboriginal women in domestic service.
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